How a Breakup Can Destroy Your Life (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

“I can’t do this,” she said. I swallowed a mouthful of burrito and looked at her. She was sitting in the passenger seat of my car, her face half-bathed in the purple glow of the Taco Bell sign. She kind of looks like Galactus right now, I thought. Somehow, that just made it worse. She

How Does a Man Face Fear?

From across the field, Teddy Roosevelt calls out, “Come on in, boys. We’ve been expecting you.” You stand on a grassy plain under a brilliant blue sky. In the distance a pair of golden gates glitter in the bright morning light. You’ve heard the tales, but nothing could prepare you for seeing the gates in

Fasting vs. 5 Meals a Day (video)

Hello all! I am terribly overdue for new updates on my Warrior Diet self-experimenting, and am trying to carve out time for more regular updates. A new job and a few new side projects have unfortunately taken up the majority of my time. I plan to get an update soon about my experience on the

Super Green Smoothie

This started as an experiment because I wasn’t feeling that healthy.  I didn’t anticipate how much I was going to enjoy this smoothie.  Now, I have one of these every two or three days and I look forward to it every time.  I was skeptical because I knew that it wouldn’t be sweet but it’s

Do You “Pay” for Yourself in this World?

In my previous job as a salesperson in the IT industry, our CEO made an interesting point when addressing our sales team during a conference call of the motivational (or, maybe more accurately, kick-in-the-ass) variety. He described his background as a salesperson himself, rising through the ranks before venturing off on his own to start

You Are Going to Die…So What Are You Doing About It?

It’s very easy for us to get caught up in the day-to-day routines of life and lose track of our sense of fragility.  When things are hard, it feels like life will last forever; but it won’t.  Nothing does.  I feel like every few months, I’m reminded of it.  One of my best childhood friends

Decisiveness: Make a Decision and THEN Make it Right

Every single day we are faced with decisions that impact our future. Some of these decisions are big, many of them small, and even more are so minor that they are made almost subconsciously, and we don’t even realize we have a choice (like whether to continue going in to work, whether or not to

The Warrior

In my last post, I cited the importance of maintaining a sense of creativity in our lives.  One aspect of that was to personalize our surroundings.  As I looked around my room, I noticed a creed that I feel rings true in my life and I wanted to share it with you.

Creativity: What’s Your Signature?

I think there is a misconception that creativity is a trait only associated with innovators and artists or that it’s an ability that we are either born with or not.  My challenge to you is to view creativity as a choice.  Everything that we associate ourselves with carries a creative signature: the way you get

Urgency and Action: The Best Friends of Progress

Have you ever noticed that when you have a lot of time to do something, it usually doesn’t get done?  Or worse, you give yourself more time than you need to accomplish something and you waste precious minutes working slowly.  Don’t get me wrong.  I know there are times when you should think before you